The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Fri Dec 9, 2016
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Flexsteel Industries, Inc. has announced changes to its Board of Directors at the Dec. 5 meeting.
Eric Rangen, a member of the Board of Directors since 2002, was elected Chair of the Board. He succeeds retiring Chair Lynn Davis, who completed five years as Board Chair during his 18 years of dedicated service on Flexsteel's Board. Rangen completes eight years as Audit and Ethics Committee Chair, and also served on the Compensation Committee.
“Flexsteel has benefitted from Mr. Davis' deep governance and Board Chair experience during his tenure,” Flexsteel President and CEO Karel Czanderna says. "Lynn expanded the Board's focus on strategy and governance, increasing the independent to insider director ratio while decreasing average board tenure, establishing Director and Officer stock ownership requirements and aligning the committee structure to include corporate governance."
Rangen is Executive Vice President-Strategic Initiatives of Optum and previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, all in UnitedHealth Group.
“Mr. Rangen’s experience with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Alliant Techsystems Inc. and UnitedHealth Group have spanned a wide range of executive positions," Czanderna says. "His extensive background in accounting, finance, operations and human resources and his global vision are great assets for us. We look forward to leveraging Eric's career experiences with his deep knowledge of Flexsteel during his tenure as Board Chair.”
Rangen is also a Director for the privately held International Market Center.
At the Dec. 5 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, Michael Edwards was elected as a new director, and Jeffrey Bertsch and Nancy Uridil were re-elected, each to serve a three-year term.
Edwards is the CEO of eBags.com, and with previous senior executive roles has been on the leading edge of digital business transformations in both large and small businesses. Rangen says the addition of Edwards will bring a lot of expertise to Flexsteel.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Mike to our Board," Rangen says. "He brings a demonstrated track record of success and we look to leverage his e-commerce, retail and global supply chain expertise as we grow our company. We appreciate his commitment of time and talent to Flexsteel’s success. He will build on the Flexsteel tradition of exceptional board members.”
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, and was incorporated in 1929. Flexsteel is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers, importers and marketers of residential and commercial upholstered and wooden furniture products in the United States.
Product offerings include a wide variety of sofas, loveseats, chairs, reclining and rocker-reclining chairs, swivel rockers, sofa beds, convertible bedding units, occasional tables, desks, dining tables and chairs and bedroom furniture. The company’s products are intended for use in home, office, hotel, healthcare and other commercial applications. A featured component in most of the upholstered furniture is a unique steel drop-in seat spring from which the name “Flexsteel” is derived. The company distributes its products throughout the United States through the company’s sales force and various independent representatives. Additional information is available at www.flexsteel.com.